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Drill Baby Drill?

Federal oil lease bill passes House, goes to Senate. Read story.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ship Versus Whale in Santa Barbara Channel

Many vessels agree to slow down as study reveals blue whale hub off San Miguel Island. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Teeing Off on Tranquillon Ridge

Jackson floats bill to ban drilling at Vandenberg. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Calmer Seas Prevail in MPA Battle

A collaborative of stakeholders makes a joint trip and looks to the future. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sweet Crude on the Seashore

The past, present, and future of Goleta's oceanfront oil facility. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Twelve Resource Projects to Watch

Rundown on ongoing and pending projects in Santa Barbara County and beyond. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

City Approves Highway 101 Building Buffer

Health and safety concerns were cited during the vote. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Broken Pumps Lead to 175 Endangered Steelhead Deaths

In the past year, 175 endangered steelhead trout reportedly died in Hilton Creek, a tributary of the Santa Ynez River, when pumps operated by the federal Bureau of Reclamation failed to function properly. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Fukushima Fallout

We investigate the facts and fiction surrounding the Fukushima nuclear disaster and what they mean for Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Suit Filed Over Gaviota Coast Project

Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Surfrider Foundation sue developer, County of Santa Barbara over Paradiso del Mare. Read story.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Questions Remain Over Offshore Acidizing

Differing definitions of technical drilling terms may explain why Platform Holly dispute exists. Read story.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Elizabeth Kolbert on the End of the World

The Sixth Extinction author comes to Santa Barbara this weekend. Read story.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gaviota Homes Approved

Supervisors give green light to controversial Paradiso del Mare project. Read story.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pollution Rules Watered Down?

Environmental groups sue the California Water Resources Control Board. Read story.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gaviota Coast Plan Clears Planning Commission

The road map that will dictate how the Gaviota Coast is visited, inhabited, preserved, and developed for decades to come cleared a major stepping stone last month as the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission finished hammering out the revised plan and will send it to the Board of Supervisors so the county can initiate environmental review. Read story.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
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